Missouri Files Response for SCOTUS Review of 8th Circuit Retail Shipping Case

The state of Missouri has filed its response brief to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by a Florida retailer challenging Missouri alcohol delivery laws.  The state noted a number of reasons why this case is not appropriate for Supreme Court review including: there is no circuit split; there are at least seven other…Read More

New Dormant Commerce Clause Lawsuit Filed in Arizona by a Florida Retailer

A new dormant Commerce Clause lawsuit has been filed in Arizona alleging that state law prohibits out of state retailers from shipping to consumers while allowing in state retailers that right. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of a Florida retailer, its owner, and two Arizona residents. It is filed by the same law firm…Read More

Retail Shipping Case in Illinois Dismissed Before Trial

There is one less dormant commerce clause challenge to the ability of a state to restrict out of state retailers after the case in Illinois was dismissed.   Judge John Lee of the Northern District of Illinois signed the order of dismissal. This case had been slated to start as a trial in September after a remand…Read More

Michigan Secures Additional 21st Amendment Enforcement Act Settlements

(previous post) Michigan Secures 21st Amendment Enforcement Act Wins I failed to cover the recent developments in Michigan where the Michigan Attorney General’s Office secured two consent orders against two out-of-state shippers who were illegally selling alcohol into the state. The Michigan Attorney General’s office filed its complaints under the 27 USC 122(a) which is…Read More

Rhode Island Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Retail Shipping Case

Judge John McConnell has ruled against the state of Rhode Island’s Motion to Dismiss.   The state argued that the plaintiffs did not have standing in fact due to admissions made during depositions.  The court found that the plaintiffs’ motivation is not relevant to the existence of standing.  The court concluded noting, “Plaintiffs have pleaded sufficient…Read More